“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” ~John F. Kennedy

Here at BikeTown we couldn’t agree more. We love riding our bikes and want to help as many people as we can love riding their bikes, too.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cotton: Friend or Foe?

We all have our favorite t-shirt that gets pulled out of the closet every laundry cycle. It’s fine to wear that cotton t-shirt around the house or around the town, but when it comes time to get on your bike and go for a ride, that favorite cotton t-shirt is not your best bet. Cotton absorbs moisture extremely well. That might be good for a kitchen towel when you’re cleaning up a spill, but that’s not what you want to be wearing when you start sweating in our hot summer weather. What starts out as a nice cotton t-shirt at the beginning of your ride will end up a wet, heavy mess as it absorbs all the sweat from your ride. You really don’t want it to be trapping all that moisture against your skin. Instead of a cotton t-shirt, opt for a jersey made of a good wicking fabric. This fabric will “wick” or move your sweat away from your skin which will help cool you off and keep you drier. Yes, jerseys cost more than t-shirts, but they are worth their weight in gold on hot summer days. Take good care of them (line dry, not the dryer), and they’ll last a long time. They’ll also help you have a much more pleasant ride in the hot summer weather.

Come check out our BikeTown jerseys. We just got some more in stock!

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